Manufacturing PMI at highest since 2011

Up to 56.3 points

(ANSA) - Rome, September 1 - The Italian manufacturing purchasing managers index (PMI) compiled by Markit/Adaci climbed to 56.3 points in August from 55.1 in July, the highest level since February 2011, Bloomberg reported Friday. The index for August 2016 was 49.8 points, but the sector looks much healthier after 12 consecutive months of growth. Analysts had expected a smaller increase, that would have taken the PMI up to 55.3 points.
   

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